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sprintverb [I]

uk   /sprɪnt/  us   /sprɪnt/
sprinter
noun [C] uk   /ˈsprɪn.tər/  us   /ˈsprɪn.t̬ɚ/
a world-class sprinter

sprintnoun

uk   /sprɪnt/  us   /sprɪnt/
[C] a short and very fast race, such as the 100 metres, or the last part of a longer race that is run as fast as possible: the 100-metre sprint
[S] a very fast run that someone makes when they are in a great hurry to get somewhere: He suddenly broke into (= started) a sprint.
(Definition of sprint from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sprintverb [I]

 us   /sprɪnt/
to run very fast esp. for a short distance, either as a competitor in a sport or because you are in a hurry to get somewhere: Clark sprinted past Smith and caught the ball in the end zone. He sprinted off to meet his girlfriend.
sprinter
noun [C]  us   /ˈsprɪn·tər/
Carl Lewis was a world-class sprinter for many years.

sprintnoun [C]

 us   /sprɪnt/
(Definition of sprint from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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